Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Residents can take their waste to the Reuse and Recycling Centre on Yabsley Street, which is operating as normal.

Find out more about the strike.

School crossing patrols

School crossing patrol officers ensure children can cross the road safely at dangerous points on their journey to school.

How do you decide where to place a school crossing patrol?

School crossing patrols are provided at priority sites where children are in danger from road traffic when walking to and from school. This is not necessarily directly outside a school but could be anywhere on a busy route.

Can I request a school crossing patrol?

Requests for additional school crossing patrols can be made to transportation and highways. Following a request we will survey the area to see if it meets the national criteria which includes a vehicle and pedestrian count. If approved, and funding is available, the council will seek to recruit a School Crossing Patrol Officer to staff the new site.

How many school crossing patrols does Tower Hamlets operate?

Currently we have 21 school crossing patrols in operation.